Describes with words and helpful photos, how to protect your rope.
9.0mm Volta Guide 30m 2xDry
Ultra-light and compact 9.0 mm multi-type rope for mountaineering, with Guide UIAA Dry treatment.
The VOLTA GUIDE 9.0 mm rope provides the light weight and low bulk necessary for intensive mountaineering. The Guide UIAA Dry water repellent treatment gives it excellent water resistance, and is well-suited to everyday use in extreme conditions. Certified for all uses: single, half or twin, for multiple uses and maximum versatility according to the terrain.
Thin, ultra-light and compact rope for intensive mountaineering:
- for use in rock, mixed, snow or ice environments
- multi-type for use as a single, half or twin rope
Excellent water resistance:
- Guide UIAA Dry treatment: complete water-resistant treatment, making the rope more resistant to water, dirt and abrasion
- meets the requirements of the UIAA standard Water repellent test: water absorption of less than 2 %
- the rope is especially suitable for intensive or everyday use in extreme conditions
Convenient rope handling :
- Middle Mark: indicates the middle of the rope to facilitate maneuvers
- EverFlex treatment: special thermal treatment stabilizes the core strands and improves consistency; offers excellent grip and consistent handling over time
- Material(s): nylon
|Weight|| 54.0 g/m|
3.571 lbs / 1620 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||9.0 mm|
|Length (meters)||30 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||5 falls / 20 falls / 25 falls|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||34.0 % / 30.0 % / 27.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||7.6 % / 7.6 % / 4.4 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||8.50 kN / 6.60 kN / 10.40 kN|
|Dry Treatment||Sheath & Core|
|Sheath Proportion (%)||39.0 %|
|Sheath Slippage (mm)|||
|Type of Middle Mark||None|
|Rope End Marker||None|
|Certification||CE, EN, UIAA|
The new Petzl Volta Guide is touted as an ideal cord for “intensive mountaineering,” certified for single, half or twin rope use. Over the last couple of months, I’ve used it on such cutting-edge mountaineering routes as Glitter Gulch, The Machinist and Velociraptor. Not familiar with these alpine test pieces? Yeah, the truth is these are sport climbs, and I haven’t actually done any mountaineering with this rope, but that’s the thing: it’s also great for clipping bolts!
A checklist helping you monitor your rope health, helping to know when to retire your rope.
Helpful instruction for inspecting Petzl Rope.
Field of application, inspection and precautions for use of Petzl Rope with instructional pictures.
A pictoral representation of UIAA-101 and EN-892 standards for ropes.
The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.